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Art-of-living : A Concept to Enhance Happiness (Hardcover) (Bernhard Schmitz)

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This volume examines the questions of what constitutes a good life, how we can be the best kind of person, and how we can reach happiness and well-being. It analyses the ways in which people can strive for a good life, and does so by first presenting an overview of important concepts in psychology that are related to living a good life, and then introducing its own approach: the concept of art-of-living as one way to reach happiness. The volume presents empirical studies that have involved a questionnaire to measure art-of-living, and that demonstrate the reliability and validity of the questionnaire for a large group of concepts. In addition, the volume provides results from empirical studies showing that, and how, art-of-living and happiness can be enhanced. The volume describes in detail the intervention studies performed with different groups of subjects, including pupils, students, and people with jobs, as well as results of interviews held with people who can be regarded as examples of artists-of-living. The volume concludes with an examination of art-of-living in movies, plays and novels, and presents suggestions for further research.
Genre: Psychology, Social Science
Series Title: Social Indicators Research Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Bernhard Schmitz
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51563801
UPC: 9783319453231
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-1553
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